I got a little bit homesick though, and I was feeling bad about Yes Dear having been alone so much these last few days, so here I am. And that leads me to the last months progress. If you've already seen the pics, move on cause most of this is repeat. I know not all of you have seen them, so here goes. I'll start off with my two finishes. I finished Jesus (WHOO HOO)
and a Christmas ornie in the last month. Jesus was my cursed project for a long time. He was just ugly to work on. Also, I've never been so happy to have a finish. He's now framed and happily residing at my mom's house so David can put the handles on his frame and turn him into a tray. Again, Yay for the finish. He's Portrait of Christ (Sandy Orton through Praying Hands).
And then I have my little ornie finish. It's from the 2008 JCS ornie issue which I got in the travelling stash box a few months ago. It's called Candlelight,
and it's designed by Angel Stitchin'. It looks very peaceful and quaint. I love the black and red together. I think it's just beautiful. You can't really tell, but the fabby is opalescent. Very shimmery in real life.
And then, I have other projects with progress. Lots of them, lol. April first was start a new project day in my 2muchXS group. So I started four new projects. I've gotten decent progress on all of them but one, Time To Go. I'm gridding it now, so I'm not making progress. The others are all looking good. First up is my other ornie, called Let It Snow by Casey Buonaugario Designs.
I actually had to stop working on it Wed night because I ran out of floss. (I needed five or six colors and had none of them on hand. NONE!!!!) I'm ready to go now though, which is a good thing. I'm really liking his hat (mostly, but I'm not fond of the brown parts, and I may take them out and do reds or something). It's a nice bit of color, I think. It will eventually go to my mom cause she has a thing for snowmen.
Time to Go is being gridded, but I'll still show a progress piccy.
It was super easy to make progress on this one at first. The whole first ten by ten is black, 310. Easy as heck. So I did the first ten by ten, then started gridding. OMG, boring, tedious, pita. But so worth it!!! Hopefully, I'll have him gridded enough to do some more work on him in a couple of weeks. He's my Tuesday project. Oh, and he's a SAL with Vicky. I"m sure she's way ahead of me cause she's working on him every day, not just on Tuesdays.
Next up is my Thursday project, Noah's Sub.
I'm doing this as a SAL with Julie and Rosa. I'm really liking it so far. I was gonna pull out my half stitches, until I posted that I was gonna do so. People came out of the woodwork saying not to, so I decided not to. I added another color to the first on Thursday, and I love the way the colors blend. It's gonna be gorgeous. I think it's gonna be my fave of the SAL projects, partly because I've been wanting to do it ever since I saw it many years ago. And I've had the chart for years, but was trying to be good. And then Julie mentioned she had it, and I said SAL. And then I mentioned that to Rosa, and SHE said SAL. So Rosa and I have both started it, although I'm not sure if she worked on it this week. I don't think she did.
Beach Romance is the project I started for my brother and sister in law.
I had a major frogging on it. In some places, the strands of the fabby have separated, so it looks like you're going over two holes when you're only going over one. I had to frog cause I had a short cross, and then I had to frog cause I overcompensated. I can see I'm gonna have to be extremely careful with this one. I love the hand dyed fabby I'm using for it. As you can see, it's an opalescent. Beautiful. Sorry you can't really see the stitching. It's there, I promise you.
And next is my rotation piece for this week, Bubbles.
I got in decent progress on her over the last week. I did some of her dogsitting, some with Julie watching a movie (War Horse, which she really liked and I did not (for the same reason I didn't like Black Beauty)), and some in my stitching chair at home. You can see the beginning of her wing now. I counted them up and it has twelve colors in it. I love how subtle the shading is on it. Gorgeous!!
Last but not least is my last rotation piece, Country Bloomers.
I got so much done on this that it's crazy!!! It goes quickly because there isn't any confetti or subtle shading. I really was chugging right along. I'm amazed at myself for getting so much finished in a two week time frame. I was all, wow, amazing!!!! It's a fun project, but not challenging, so I was surprised it held my interest the way it did. Thanks again Chris, for the gift!!!
And one last note: I think I'm gonna continue my rotation at two weeks. I just didn't feel like I had enough time on Bubbles for this week, so I'll work on her next week too. I was thinking switching each week would be easier to remember, but I feel like I hardly got anything done. That's it for me folks. Hope you're all having a great day and happy Easter!!!